No one is immune to late-night cravings. We have all made a midnight trip to the fridge to grab a little snack
at some point in our lives. But if you are a breast cancer survivor, you might want to cut that habit entirely.
According to a new study in JAMA Oncology, avoiding food overnight for 13 hours or more may help reduce the risk of breast cancer
coming back. If a nighttime fasting period is less than 13 hours, it's linked to a 36 percent higher chance of the cancer returning.
It's well known that sleeping longer and avoiding late night munchies are good for your health in general. But eating late at night might actually affect the way sugar is relegated in the body, said the study's lead author, Ruth Patterson of the University of California in San Diego. Thus, this could potentially put survivors at risk.
For the sake of your health, we’d say forgoing the midnight snack is a worthwhile sacrifice!
PLUS: See brave celebs who are cancer survivors
Edie Falco: Breast cancer, 2004 Falco kept her treatment a secret from her Sopranos co-stars. “Surviving cancer has a way of making you re-prioritize," she's said. In her case, it meant starting a family.
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